Oof. Cable news network HLN, originally a CNN off-shoot, has taken the page from the strategy of networks like TLC or AMC: abandoning the original concept for the station (Headline News, The Learning Channel, and American Movie Classics, respectively) but keeping the original acronym. The new, refurbished HLN is doing away with the endlessly repeated news cycle and the Nancy Grace-like “outrage news” segments, and replacing them with new material targeted to the millennial demographic.
Apparently the people at Turner Broadcasting don’t have a very high opinion of your demographic.
Here are the new show titles, ranked in increasing order of absurdity: Continue reading “Headline News’ Social Media-Focused Reboot Is Beyond Ridiculous”